This is one of the most popular search questions about sustainability on the Web.
Globally there are over one million/month searches with 450,000 of them from the United States. There is no one definition although a popular one cited is the Brundtland Commission of the United Nations of March 20, 1987: “sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” As Wikipedia reports, "At the 2005 World Summit it was noted that this requires the reconciliation of environmental, social and economic demands - the "three pillars" of sustainability. Here on EarthSayers
we express these three pillars as planet, people, and prosperity. We created a taxonomy or content map for the concept which you can use to find information and better understand the concept.
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Sustainability 101: Exponential Growth by Dr. Albert Bartlett
Professor Bartlett explains "sustainability" in the context of the First Law of Sustainability. Problems at local, national, and global levels are all tied together with arithmetic. And our greatest shortcoming is our inability to understand the exponential function.
Dr. Albert Bartlett discusses the implications of unending growth on economies, population, and resources. Presented at UBC on 5/19/2011. For more information, see http://www.AlBartlett.org .
EarthSayer Albert Bartlett
Consumer Awareness of Sustainability by People 4 Earth
What is Just Sustainability by Julian Agyeman
Waking Up to Sustainability by John Elkington
What is Sustainability? by Allison and Bud McGrath
Just Imagine: Sustainability CNN Interview of Majora Carter
Use of the Term, Sustainability by Larry Merculieff (Aleut)
Definition of Sustainability by RealEyes
What's Your Vision for Sustainability by Nikos Avionas
Going to the Heart of Sustainability with Ilarion Merculieff
What is Sustainability by Hunter Lovins
How to Save the World by Eero Paloheimo
The Natural Step and Sustainability Explained in Two Minutes
Definition of Sustainable Innovation, Elementary Style by Dassault Systems
Sustainability Has Many Definitions by Stuart Hart
Definition of Sustainability by Corporations by Christoph Lueneburger
Defining Sustainability - Business Insights by Dr. Karl-Henrick Robert
Being Frugal: The Original Sustainability?
To Hell with Sustainability by Colin Beavan